One of the best new blogs in our fair city is Basecamp El Paso.
Those of us who enjoy hiking and climbing in the Franklin Mountains sometimes can have a hard time explaining why. Walking around in 90 degree weather just doesn’t sound fun to most folks. And the fantastic views available in the Franklins are hard to capture in a photo. Instead, for an outsider looking at our pictures, it can look like just one cactus after another.
But Jason over at Basecamp does a great job of showing the adventure and fun you can have in the Franklins, and he shoots some amazing photos and videos of the adventures he has. And if you need a little inspiration, maybe some belief that you can do it: Jason often brings along his 5-year-old son.
That’s actually my only problem with Basecamp. I often come back from a day in the Franklins feeling like a stud. Then I come back to find … wait, Jason’s son also did the hike I thought I was such a stud for doing? That ain’t right. He’s hurting my ego.
For instance, climbing Guadalupe Peak, just up the road a couple hours in the Guadalupe Mountains, is a must-do for any hiker in the area. It’s the highest point in Texas, and the entire hike is amazing scenery. But it’s tough. Real tough. I’ve done it twice, and both times I was sore for a week afterward. But, of course, Jason took some amazing pictures when he climbed it … with his 5-year-old. You can read all about it here. Thanks for making me feel like a wimp, Jason.